Holding it all together? Candidate proteins for the plant Golgi matrix

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2005 Dec;8(6):632-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2005.09.014. Epub 2005 Sep 27.


A combination of electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy has provided us with a global picture of the structure of the plant Golgi apparatus. However, the components that shape this structure remain elusive. In other organisms, members of the golgin family of coiled-coil proteins are essential for Golgi structure and organisation. Putative Arabidopsis and rice homologues of some golgin family members can be identified using database searches. Likewise, the heterogeneous group of multi-subunit-tethering complexes is responsible for crucial transport steps that affect Golgi structure and cisternal organisation in animals and yeasts. The Arabidopsis genome harbours possible homologues for the majority of the subunits of these complexes, suggesting that they also operate in the plant kingdom.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Golgi Apparatus / genetics
  • Golgi Apparatus / metabolism*
  • Multiprotein Complexes / chemistry
  • Multiprotein Complexes / metabolism
  • Plant Cells*
  • Plant Proteins / genetics
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism*
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Protein Transport


  • Multiprotein Complexes
  • Plant Proteins